Andes Climbing

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In snowcapped mountains you will need special technical gear, warm and water isolating clothing and plastic boots. All routes require you to go with an experienced certified mountain guide; not only for safety reasons but also to make sure you make the best out of your Andes trip. Normally these ascensions require two days.

Snowless mountains require us to take specific detailed gear as we may cross some difficult paths and weather may change drastically in no time. These ascensions can be done in one day.

Due to the altitude, we recommend you take good conditioning measures that put you in a proper physical and mental shape. Depending on the mountain you choose to climb, we offer you various options of a lesser physical demand such as the Pasochoa, Corazón, Rumiñahui, Iliniza Norte and Pinchinca among others.

Conditioning to the altitude and physical effort will help you climb other mayor Ecuadorian mountains like the Cotopaxi, Chimborazo, Cayambe and Antisana. If you love adrenaline and you have a more experience background climbing we offer you tours that are more technically challenging like the majestic South Illiniza, the Altar and the Sangay.

Our trekking and mountain climbing guides are highly experienced professionals; we assign one guide for every two passengers and they travel fully equipped with communication radios and emergency mobile phones to ensure your safety at all times. The diet we provide is consistent, nutritional and well thought; however, we will adjust our menus in case of any specific demand such as allergies, low tolerance, etc.  We provide all mountain, trekking, biking and fishing gear required as well as transportation needed to get back and forth from our destinations.

Choose one or several of our Andes Ascension programs.


Volcano Ascension Tours

The Ecuadorian Andes is divided in two main chains; Eastern and Western range where the most important volcanoes in the country arise from.  These Volcanoes are the result of tectonic displacement and long ago, at the beginning of our history were feared by our Indians and admired by our conquerors. In the Ecuadorian Andean Range there are a total of 39 mountains composed by mountains per say and active and inactive volcanoes more than 4 thousand meters high. Currently most of the volcanoes are not active and climbing to the summit is one unforgettable experience.


Gear Required

Personal equipment list

  • 1 big backpack 60/70 kilos
  • 1 pair of thermal gloves
  • 2 pair of thick socks
  • 1 thermal pant (first layer)
  • 1 thermal jacket (first layer)
  • 1 pair of sunglasses (100% UV protection)
  • 1 thermal hood  
  • 1 waterproof pant (second layer)
  • 1 waterproof jacket (second layer)
  • 1 pair of waterproof gloves
  • Frontal lantern
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sunscreen
  • 1 pair of legwarmer
  • 1 bottle of water
  • 1  small lock
  • Camera

Technical Gear

  • Ice pick
  • Harness
  • Crampon
  • 1 pair of mountain boots (plastic) resistant to low temperatures .

Trekking gear

Personal equipment list

  • 1 backpack 20/30 kilos
  • 1 pair of thermal gloves
  • 1 trekking pant
  • 1 thermal jacket
  • 1 pair of sunglasses (100% UV protection)
  • 1 thermal hood
  • 1 waterproof pant
  • 1 waterproof jacket
  • Trekking shoes
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sunscreen
  • 1 bottle of water
  • Camera